Tracks in the Snow
Yesterday, I was completely blown away by one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. It was beautiful in the musical sense, of course, but what really hit me were the lyrics, and the meaning behind them.
The song is titled “Tracks in the Snow,” by one of my all-time favorite bands – The Civil Wars.
The Civil Wars, for those of you who may not know, is a duet, featuring the talents of the lovely Joy Williams and the enigmatic John Paul White. Their music possesses something that I have never heard before – some innate beauty that I cannnot quite put my finger on – and this something captures my soul everytime I hear one of their songs. Their first album – Barton Hollow – debuted earlier this year, and it has been played on repeat many times since I purchased it. As good as it is, though, I have to say that their new Christmas single – “Tracks in the Snow” – is by far my favorite of their songs.
As I said before, listen to the lyrics. Close your eyes, and just listen to the rise and fall of the harmony, to the meaning behind the words.
They are telling us a story.
I won’t spoil it for you, but I’ll admit that it took me a few times before it dawned on me; when it did, though, I was left speechless.
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and an even better week!
Until next time!